Stamford Barge Floated Off Rocks In Old Greenwich Waters

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The barge that got hung up on the rocks in Old Greenwich Wednesday was floated off early Friday.
The barge that got hung up on the rocks in Old Greenwich Wednesday was floated off early Friday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The barge that got hung up on the rocks in Old Greenwich Wednesday was floated off early Friday.
The barge that got hung up on the rocks in Old Greenwich Wednesday was floated off early Friday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

GREENWICH, Conn., -- The barge that drifted away from Stamford Harbor and landed on the rocks in Old Greenwich shortly before noon Wednesday was floated off early Friday morning, police said.

The barge had broken free from its mooring inside the Stamford Harbor breakwall during Wednesday’s rainy and windy weather and drifted to Old Greenwich. It went aground there, caught on rocks about 200 yards south of Shoreham Club Road.

There was no cargo aboard the barge, and it had posed no threat of dumping pollution or hazardous materials into the waters of Long Island Sound, police said. But the 120-by-40-foot barge sustained a crack midway in its underside.

The Coast Guard oversaw the salvage operation.

There was no damage to any property in Greenwich where the barge ran aground, police said.

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